Officially pushing for a winter 2017 debut, the Venetian is making a pricey investment in replacing the now shuttered B&B Burger & Beer from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich.
Also formerly home to Rattlecan from chef Sammy DeMarco, the 9,052-square-foot space will be transformed into a slice of New York City, importing Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer for its first out-of-state expansion.
Created by Michelin-starred chef Joe Isidori and restaurateur Chris Barish, both equipped with extensive knowledge of the local market, Black Tap Las Vegas has been allocated an estimated construction budget of $3,204,779 to remodel the restaurant and its second-level prep kitchen.
Featuring a maximum occupancy of 428, a prime asset of the footprint is the outdoor patio, with views of the Strip and the resort’s canals and singing gondoliers. New exterior canopies to provide shade are also part of the overhaul.
Aiming for a “casual vibe reminiscent of a classic American luncheonette with a distinctly New York feel,” on the future menu, burgers created with Pat LaFrieda beef, craft beer and deliberately ostentatious “CrazyShakes” including the “Bam Bam Fruity Pebbles shake, with a Fruity Pebbles rim and Rice Krispy treat, a strawberry Pop Tart and a Nerds rope.”